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Pensions Bill (Programme)
02 March 2004
Volume 418

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [28 June 2001 and 6 November 2003],

That the following provisions shall apply to the Pensions Bill:

Committal

1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Standing Committee

2.Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 22nd April 2004.

3.The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

4.Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

5.Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced.

6.Sessional Order B (programming committees) made by the House on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

7.Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.—[Ms Bridget Prentice.]

The House divided: Ayes 378, Noes 153.

Division No. 69]

[7:18 pm

AYES

Adams, Irene (Paisley N)Berry, Roger
Ainger, NickBetts, Clive
Ainsworth, Bob (Cov'try NE)Blackman, Liz
Allan, RichardBlizzard, Bob
Allen, GrahamBoateng, rh Paul
Anderson, rh Donald (Swansea E)Borrow, David
Anderson, Janet (Rossendale &Bradley, rh Keith (Withington)

Darwen)

Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin)
Armstrong, rh Ms HilaryBradshaw, Ben
Atherton, Ms CandyBreed, Colin
Atkins, CharlotteBrennan,Kevin
Austin, JohnBrooke, Mrs Annette L
Bailey, AdrianBrown, rh Nicholas(Newcastke E
Baird, Vera

Wallsend)

Banks, Tony
Barnes, HarryBrown, Russell (Dumfries)
Barrett, JohnBrowne, Desmond
Barron, rh KevinBryant, Chris
Battle, JohnBuck, Ms Karen
Bayley, HughBurden, Richard
Beard, NigelBurgon, Colin
Begg, Miss AnneBurstow, Paul
Bell, Sir StuartByers, rh Stephen
Benn, rh HilaryCairns, David
Bennett, AndrewCampbell, Alan (Tynemouth)
Benton, Joe (Bootle)Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)

Campbell, rh Sir Menzies (NEGerrard, Neil

Fife)

Gibson, Dr. Ian
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)Gidley, Sandra
Casale, RogerGilroy, Linda
Caton, MartinGodsiff, Roger
Cawsey, Ian (Brigg)Green, Matthew (Ludlow)
Challen, ColinGriffiths, Jane (Reading E)
Chapman, Ben (Wirral S)Griffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)
Chaytor, DavidGriffiths, Win (Bridgend)
Chidgey, DavidGrogan, John
Clark, Mrs Helen (Peterborough)Hain, rh Peter
Clark, Dr. Lynda (EdinburghHall, Mike (Weaver Vale)

Pentlands)

Hall, Patrick (Bedford)
Clark, Paul (Gillingham)Hamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE)
Clarke, rh Tom (Coatbridge &Hanson, David

Chryston)

Harris, Tom (Glasgow Cathcart)
Clarke, Tony (Northampton S)Harvey, Nick
Clelland, DavidHavard, Dai (Merthyr Tydfil &
Coffey, Ms Ann

Rhymney)

Cohen, HarryHealey, John
Coleman, IainHeath, David
Colman, TonyHenderson, Ivan (Harwich)
Connarty, MichaelHendrick, Mark
Cook, Frank (Stockton N)Hepburn, Stephen
Cook, rh Robin (Livingston)Heppell, John
Cooper, YvetteHesford, Stephen
Corbyn, JeremyHeyes, David
Corston, JeanHinchliffe, David
Cotter, BrianHoey, Kate (Vauxhall)
Cox, Tom (Tooting)Holmes, Paul
Cranston, RossHood, Jimmy (Clydesdale)
Crausby, DavidHoon, rh Geoffrey
Cruddas, JonHope, Phil (Corby)
Cryer, Ann (Keighley)Hopkins, Kelvin
Cryer, John (Hornchurch)Howarth, rh Alan (Newport E)
Cummings, JohnHowarth, George (Knowsley N &
Cunningham, rh Dr. Jack

Sefton E)

(Copeland)

Hoyle, Lindsay
Cunningham, Jim (Coventry S)Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
Cunningham, Tony (Workington)Hughes, Simon (Southwark N)
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs ClaireHumble, Mrs Joan
Davey, Edward (Kingston)Hurst, Alan (Braintree)
Davey, Valerie (Bristol W)Hutton, rh John
David, WayneIddon, Dr. Brian
Davidson, IanIllsley, Eric
Davies, rh Denzil (Llanelli)Ingram, rh Adam
Davies, Geraint (Croydon C)Irranca-Davies, Huw
Dawson, HiltonJackson, Glenda (Hampstead &
Dean, Mrs Janet

Highgate)

Dhanda, ParmjitJackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
Dobbin, Jim (Heywood)Jamieson, David
Dobson, rh FrankJenkins, Brian
Donohoe, Brian H.Johnson, Alan (Hull W)
Doran, FrankJohnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn
Doughty, Sue

Hatfield)

Dowd, Jim (Lewisham W)Jones, Helen (Warrington N)
Drew, David (Stroud)Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
Eagle, Maria (L'pool Garston)Jones, Kevan (N Durham)
Edwards, HuwJones, Lynne (Selly Oak)
Ellman, Mrs LouiseJones, Martyn (Clwyd S)
Ennis, Jeff (Barnsley E)Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)
Etherington, BillJoyce, Eric (Falkirk W)
Ewing, AnnabelleKaufman, rh Gerald
Farrelly, PaulKeeble, Ms Sally
Fisher, MarkKeen, Alan (Feltham)
Flint, CarolineKeetch, Paul
Flynn, Paul (Newport W)Kennedy, rh Charles (Ross Skye &
Foster, Don (Bath)

Inverness)

Foster, Michael (Worcester)Khabra, Piara S.
Foster, Michael Jabez (HastingsKidney, David

& Rye)

Kilfoyle, Peter
Foulkes, rh GeorgeKing, Andy (Rugby)
Francis, Dr. HywelKing, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green &
Gapes, Mike (Ilford S)

Bow)

Gardiner, BarryKirkwood, Sir Archy
George, rh Bruce (Walsall S)Knight, Jim (S Dorset)

Kumar, Dr. AshokPerham, Linda
Ladyman, Dr. StephenPicking, Anne
Lamb, NormanPickthall, Colin
Lammy, DavidPike, Peter (Burnley)
Lawrence, Mrs JackiePlaskitt, James
Laws, David (Yeovil)Pollard, Kerry
Laxton, Bob (Derby N)Pond, Chris (Gravesham)
Lazarowicz, MarkPope, Greg (Hyndburn)
Lepper, DavidPound, Stephen
Leslie, ChristopherPrentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham
Lewis, Ivan (Bury S)

E)

Lewis, Terry (Worsley)Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)
Liddell, rh Mrs HelenPrescott, rh John
Linton, MartinPrice, Adam (E Carmarthen &
Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C)

Dinefwr)

Llwyd, ElfynPrimarolo, rh Dawn
Love, AndrewProsser, Gwyn
Lucas, Ian (Wrexham)Pugh, Dr. John
Luke, Iain (Dundee E)Purchase, Ken
McAvoy, ThomasPurnell, James
McCabe, StephenQuin, rh Joyce
McCafferty, ChrisQuinn, Lawrie
McCartney, rh IanRapson, Syd (Portsmouth N)
McDonagh, SiobhainReed, Andy (Loughborough)
MacDonald, CalumReid, Alan (Argyll & Bute)
McDonnell, JohnRendel, David
MacDougall, JohnRobertson, Angus (Moray)
McGuire, Mrs AnneRobertson, John (Glasgow
McIsaac, Shona

Anniesland)

McKechin, AnnRooney, Terry
McKenna, RosemaryRoss, Ernie(Dundee W)
Mackinlay, AndrewRoy, Frank(Motherwell)
McNamara, KevinRuane, Chris
McNulty, TonyRuddock, Joan
Mactaggart, FionaRussell, Bob(Colchester)
McWalter, TonyRussell, Ms Christine (City of
McWilliam, John

Chester)

Mahmood, KhalidRyan, Joan (Enfield N)
Mallaber, JudySalmond, Alex
Mandelson, rh PeterSalter, Martin
Mann, John (Bassetlaw)Sanders, Adrian
Marris, Rob (Wolverh'ton SW)Sarwar, Mohammad
Marshall, David (GlasgowSavidge, Malcolm

Shettleston)

Sawford, Phil
Marshall, Jim(Leicester S)Sedgemore, Brian
Marshall-Andrews, RobertShaw, Jonathan
Martlew, EricSheerman, Barry
Meacher, rh MichaelSheridan, Jim
Meale, Alan (Mansfield)Simon, Siôn(B'ham Erdington)
Merron, GillianSimpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
Michael, rh AlunSingh, Marsha
Milburn, rh AlanSkinner, Dennis
Miliband, DavidSmith, rh Andrew (Oxford E)
Miller, AndrewSmith, rh Chris (Islington S &
Mitchell, Austin(Gt Grimsby)

Finsbury)

Moffatt, LauraSmith, Geraldine (Morecambe &
Mole, Chris

Lunesdale)

Moonie, Dr. LewisSmith, Jacqui (Redditch)
Moran, MargaretSmith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
Morgan, JulieSoley, Clive
Mountford, KaliSquire, Rachel
Mudie, GeorgeStarkey, Dr. Phyllis
Mullin, ChrisSteinberg, Gerry
Munn, Ms MegStevenson, George
Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)Stewart, David (Inverness E &
Murphy, Jim (Eastwood)

Lochaber)

Naysmith, Dr. DougStewart, Ian(Eccles)
Norris, Dan (Wansdyke)Stinchcombe, Paul
Oaten, Mark (Winchester)Strang, rh Dr. Gavin
O'Brien, Mike(N Warks)Stringer, Graham
O'Hara, EdwardStuart, Ms Gisela
Olner, BillStunell, Andrew
O'Neill, MartinSutcliffe, Gerry
Organ, DianaTami, Mark (Alyn)
Osborne, Sandra (Ayr)Taylor, Dari (Stockton S)
Owen, AlbertTaylor, David (NW Leics)

Taylor, Dr. Richard (Wyre F)Watts, David
Teather, SarahWebb Steve (Northavon)
Thomas, Gareth(Clwyd W)Weir, Michael
Thomas, Gareth (Harrow W)White Brian
Thomas, Simon (Ceredigion)Whitehead, Dr. Alan
Thurso, JohnWicks Malcolm
Tipping, PaddyWilliams, Betty (Conwy)
Todd, Mark (S Derbyshire)Williams, Hywel (Caernarfon)
Tonge, Dr. JennyWilliams., Roger (Brecon)
Touhig, Don (Islwyn)Willis, Phil
Trickett, JonWinnick, David
Truswell, PaulWinterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Turner, Dennis (Wolverh'ton SE)Wishart, Pete
Turner, Dr. Desmond (BrightonWoolas. Phil

Kemptown)

Worthington, Tony
Turner, Neil (Wigan)Wright, Anthony D.(Gt
Twigg, Derek (Halton)

Yarmouth)

Twigg, Stephen (Enfield)Wright, David (Telford)
Tyler, Paul (N Cornwall)Wright, Tony (Cannock)
Tynan, Bill (Hamilton S)Wyatt, Derek
Vaz, Keith(Leicester E)Younger-Ross, Richard
Vis, Dr. Rudi
Ward, Claire

Tellers for the Ayes:

Wareing, Robert N.

Mr. Fraser Kemp and

Watson, Tom(W Bromwich E)

Vernon Coaker

NOES

Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Amess, DavidGoodman, Paul
Ancram, rh MichaelGray, James (N Wilts)
Arbuthnot, rh JamesGrayling, Chris
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Green, Damian(Ashford)
Baldry, TonyGreenway, John
Barker, GregoryGrieve, Dominic
Baron, John (Billericay)Gummer, rh John
Beggs, Roy (E Antrim)Hague, rh William
Bellingham, HenryHammond, Philip
Bercow, JohnHawkins, Nick
Beresford, Sir PaulHayes, John (S Holland)
Blunt, CrispinHeald, Oliver
Boswell, TimHeathcoat-Amory, rh David
Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W)Hendry, Charles
Bottomley, rh Virginia (SWHermon, Lady

Surrey)

Hogg, rh Douglas
Brady, GrahamHoram. John (Orpington)
Brazier, JulianHoward, rh Michael
Browning, Mrs AngelaHowarth, Gerald (Aldershot)
Burns, SimonHunter, Andrew
Burnside, DavidJack, rh Michael
Burt, AlistairJackson, Robert (Wantage)
Butterfill, Sir JohnJenkin, Bernard
Cameron, DavidJohnson, Boris (Henley)
Cash, WilliamKey, Robert (Salisbury)
Chapman, Sir Sydney (ChippingKirkbride, Miss Julie

Barnet)

Knight, rh Greg (E Yorkshire)
Chope, ChristopherLaing, Mrs Eleanor
Clappison, JamesLait, Mrs Jacqui
Collins, TimLansley, Andrew
Cormack, Sir PatrickLeigh, Edward
Curry, rh DavidLetwin, rh Oliver
Davis, rh David (Haltemprice &Lewis, Dr. Julian (New Forest E)

Howden)

Liddell-Grainger, Ian
Djanogly, JonathanLidington, David
Dodds, NigelLilley, rh Peter
Duncan, Peter (Galloway)Loughton, Tim
Duncan Smith, rh IainLuff Peter (M-Worcs)
Evans, NigelMcIntosh, Miss Anne
Fabricant, MichaelMackay, rh Andrew
Fallon, MichaelMaclean, rh David
Flook, AdrianMcLoughlin, Patrick
Forth, rh EricMalins, Humfrey
Francois, MarkMaples, John
Gale, Roger (N Thanet)Maude, rh Francis
Garnier, EdwardMawhinney, rh Sir Brian
Gibb, Nick (Bognor Regis)Mav, Mrs Theresa

Mercer, PatrickSpring, Richard
Moss, MalcolmStanley, rh Sir John
Murrison, Dr. AndrewSteen, Anthony
Norman, ArchieStreeter, Gary
O'Brien, Stephen (Eddisbury)Swayne, Desmond
Osborne, George (Tatton)Swire, Hugo (E Devon)
Ottaway, RichardSyms, Robert
Page, RichardTapsell, Sir Peter
Paice, JamesTaylor, Ian (Esher)
Paisley, Rev. IanTaylor, John (Solihull)
Paterson, OwenTaylor, Sir Teddy
Pickles, EricTredinnick, David
Prisk, Mark (Hertford)Trend, Michael
Randall, JohnTrimble, rh David
Redwood, rh JohnTurner, Andrew (Isle of Wight)
Robertson, Hugh (Faversham &Tyrie, Andrew

M-Kent)

Viggers, Peter
Robertson, Laurence (Tewk'b'ry)Walter, Robert
Robinson, Mrs Iris (Strangford)Waterson, Nigel
Robinson, Peter (Belfast E)Whittingdale, John
Roe, Mrs MarionWiggin, Bill
Rosindell, AndrewWilkinson, John
Ruffley, DavidWilletts, David
Sayeed, JonathanWilshire, David
Selous, AndrewWinterton, Ann (Congleton)
Shephard, rh Mrs GillianWinterton, Sir Nicholas
Shepherd, Richard

(Macclesfield)

Simmonds, MarkYeo, Tim (S Suffolk)
Simpson, Keith (M-Norfolk)Young, rh Sir George
Smyth, Rev. Martin (Belfast S)
Spelman, Mrs Caroline

Tellers for the Noes:

Spicer, Sir Michael

Angela Watkinson and

Spink, Bob (Castle Point)

Mr. Mark Field

Question accordingly agreed to